Hyperdense MCA sign

Case contributed by Dr Fateme Hosseinabadi


Sudden onset of left hemiplegia

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Non-contrast CT demonstrates a hyperdense right MCA. There is a right MCA teritory stroke with effacement of right lateral ventricle and midline shift.

Case Discussion

Hyperdense MCA sign is one of the early signs of an acute MCA teritory infarct, although in this case the territory infarct is also readily evident.

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Case information

rID: 68872
Published: 17th Jun 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zahedan medical university

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